With a talented sophomore class returning is USC a PAC 12 title contender for 2014?
If You Ever Saw…
…a fellow by the name of Brad Muster play for Stanford in the 1980’s and later with the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints, then you know who freshman USC fullback Ty Isaac’s looks like on the field.
Quote of the Weekend
‘’This is a team that hopefully will be remembered forever in USC history. These guys, it doesn’t take a lot to get us motivated. When you’re playing just for someone else next to you, you don’t want to let him down.’’—USC quarterback Cody Kessler after the Trojans defeated Fresno State, 45-20, in the Las Vegas Bowl.
St. John Bosco in Bellflower is not in our coverage zone but they are the number one ranked team in California and the number three ranked team in the nation. On Saturday night they defeated longtime California powerhouse Concord De La Salle, 20-14, in the state title game. De La Salle had won the four previous state titles.
Did You Know…?
If the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers next week they will finish the regular season 11-5…and still miss the playoffs.
Who made the playoffs in 2012-2013 in Girls Soccer?
Made: Arroyo, Duarte, Arcadia, Alhambra, Sierra Vista, Baldwin Park, Rosemead, and Gabrielino.
Missed: Mt. View, La Puente, Temple City, Monrovia, San Gabriel, El Monte, and South El Monte.
Boys Basketball Note
The La Canada Tournament was won by St. Francis High School. The Knights defeated Mark Keppel, 47-45, on Saturday night. Arcadia, the only local school in the tourney, fell to South Hills 79-53. The Apaches were led by Brandon Hardy’s 11 points, eight rebounds, and six steals.
Girls Basketball Note
After starting the season 5-1 the Temple City Lady Rams have lost five straight, including losses to Arroyo, Arcadia, and El Monte. The setback to Arroyo was Temple City’s second to Arroyo in December. Giliene So and Gabriella Chan lead the Lady Rams in scoring.
Happy Birthday this week to:
12/25: Former San Gabriel linebacker Kevin Harris turns 28
12/28: El Monte American/South El Monte alum Joe Morales turns 25
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